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EasyJet Flights Are Now Carbon Neutral

by Rishi Iyengar (CNN Business)  ...  EasyJet (ESYJY) announced Tuesday (November 19, 2019) that it will begin offsetting emissions from its fleet of 331 planes immediately, becoming the first major airline in the world to operate net zero carbon flights. "From today onwards,

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Nothing Is Made out of Thin Air…until Now. Air Protein Introduces World’s First Air-Based Food

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) Air Protein created the first air-based meat created from elements found in the air we breathe. The new air-based meat substance can be used to make burgers, chicken, turkey or virtually any meat product you

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Low Carbon Biofuels and the New Brazilian National Biofuel Policy (RenovaBio): A Case Study for Sugarcane Mills and Integrated Sugarcane-Microalgae Biorefineries

by Bruno Colling Klein, Mateus Ferreira Chagas, Marcos Djun Barbosa Watanabe, Antonio Bonomia Rubens Maciel Filho (Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews) RenovaBio Program is a promising policy for biofuels adoption in Brazil. • Economic and environmental assessment of co-located sugarcane-microalgae plants. • Microalgae biodiesel

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Exploring Lignocellulosic Biomass: Challenges and Opportunities for Bioeconomy — June 23-26,2020 — Reims, France DEADLINE: February 14, 2020

After the successful edition of ELB2018, we are glad to welcome you in Reims for the third edition of Exploring Lignocellulosic Biomass: challenges and opportunities for bioeconomy (ELB 2020), 23-26 June 2020. ELB 2020 is chaired by the French Research Institute for Agriculture, Food

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CNCELLED Exploring Lignocellulosic Biomass: Challenges and Opportunities for Bioeconomy --- CANCELLED from June 23-26,2020 to June 2021 --- Reims, France

Next edition will be in 2022.   READ MORE After the successful edition of ELB2018, we are glad to welcome you in Reims for the third edition of Exploring Lignocellulosic Biomass: challenges and opportunities for bioeconomy (ELB 2020), 23-26 June 2020. ELB 2020 is

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Biodiesel Company Signs Deal with CPR for Scrap Ties

(Medicine Hat News)  The company that plans to include Medicine Hat in a network of biodiesel refineries in Alberta has signed a long-term agreement with Canadian Pacific Railway to use at least 2.5 million scrap rail ties as feedstock. Cielo Waste Solutions

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Man-Made Bacteria that EATS Carbon Dioxide and turns it into eco-friendly biofuels could help tackle climate change, scientists claim

by Milly Vincent (Daily Mail)  Escherichia coli bacteria have been engineered by scientists to consume CO2; Scientists removed some genes added one for an enzyme that converts CO2; The bacteria feed off carbon dioxide instead of sugar to produce biofuels 

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Brazil Sugarcane Growth Can Meet Biofuel Need and Not Drive Deforestation: Study

by Claire Asher (South Africa Today/Mongabay)  -Sugarcane crop production in Brazil may need to expand by up to 5 million hectares by 2030 to meet a rising demand for ethanol biofuels, according to computer models that compared the impact of different

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Biofuel to Slash Emissions at Cairngorm Mountain

(Cairngorm Mountain)  Snow making, road clearing and other diesel-fuelled machinery at Cairngorm Mountain is set to be powered by biofuel in the new year.  --  The move is expected to cut carbon emissions from the equipment by up to 90%.  Operator, Cairngorm

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South African Airways Welcomes the Scaling Up of Sustainable Local Fuel Supply in South Africa

(South African Airways)   South African Airways (SAA) and its wholly-owned subsidiary and low cost carrier, Mango Airlines, made history in 2016 as the first two airlines in Africa to operate commercial flights respectively, which were powered by sustainable aviation fuel

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Federal Transit Administration Awards Nearly $9 Million for Biodiesel Buses

by Megha Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Federal Transit Administration awarded the City of Longview, Wash. $1.56 million to purchase new low-floor biodiesel buses to replace older buses that have exceeded their useful life. The new buses will be operated

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GARDN, SkyNRG, Waterfall Group and Vancouver Airport Authority Announce Launch of BioPortYVR

(Travel PR News)  The Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN), SkyNRG, Waterfall Group and Vancouver Airport Authority today (November 26, 2019) announced the launch of BioPortYVR, an industry-led project to increase the supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). BioPortYVR

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ClearFlame Engines Has a Clear Goal: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Ethanol for Heavy-Duty Applications

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) It’s Black Friday today but do you remember the black diesel of the old days? We’ve come a long way from that and ethanol is great for many vehicles and applications, but how about heavy-duty

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Pathway to Fuels: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Bio-Syngas and Fatty Alcohols

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Did you know that Dow and LanzaTechpreviously validated syngas conversion to fatty alcohols via the +1 pathway (LeuABCD) in Clostridium? There is a project underway now to develop a new bio-syngas fermentation process using engineered bacteria

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Air Force Microbiologist Patents Anti-Microbial Fuel Additive

by Troy Carter   (TechLink Center)  Available to industry via license agreement  -- A scientist at the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory has discovered that special proteins can keep microbes from colonizing inside fuel tanks and degrading the fuels–especially biodiesel. Dr. Oscar

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ACE Urges EPA to Get RFS Back on Track

(American Coalition for Ethanol)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments  today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its proposed supplemental rulemaking to the 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ACE CEO Brian Jennings detailed three areas

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How to Avoid a Thanksgiving Disaster This Year?

(Green Energy Biofuels) ... Recycling holiday oil and grease is a much cheaper alternative to the cost of repairs. Every drop poured down the drain increases the size of a growing clog in the sewage system, so do not let the

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Cemvita Factory Rockin’ It: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Cemvita’s CO2 Utilization

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Earlier this week we talked about making protein and meat out of air, so taking CO2 and utilizing it seems right in line. C+C Music Factory’s song from the early 90’s “Everybody Dance Now” comes to

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BECCS to the Future: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to ARPA’s Methane Fuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) If you missed ABLC NEXT in San Francisco, let’s go back to the future and look at BECCS – Bio-Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage – and examine the challenges, how it is fueled by methane

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New PHA Pathway, Stroodles Noodle Straws, Bamboo Poutine, Seaweed Bioplastic, Rice Husk Travel Mugs and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of November 28th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  ... It’s Thanksgiving in the U.S. today and many are gathering around the table, chatting about the latest news, like the new Air Protein – air-based food – and whether it will be served alongside…or

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Exclusive Expert Insights from Day One and Day Two of SynBio Markets 2019.

by Liz Gyekye (BioMarket Insights)  ...  Another era has started today with the launch of Bio Market Insight’s first SynBio Markets conference, which has kicked off with a bang. Set in the quirky ewerk location in Berlin, Germany, industry heavyweights have taken part in keynotes, 

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Tule Mukaan Kinkkutemppuun Ja Kierrätä Joulukinkun Paistinrasvat Uusiutuvaksi Dieseliksi!

(Kinkkutemppu)  TOIMI NÄIN  1.  Avaa ja huuhtele tyhjä pahvitölkki. Ei lasia, muovia tai metallia! 2.  Kaada paistinrasva varovasti tölkkiin. 3. Sulje tölkki esimerkiksi teipillä.  4.Anna rasvan hyytyä viileässä ja kiikuta se lähimpään keräyspisteeseen 21.12.2019–7.1.2020. Kinkkutemppu kierrättää tänäkin jouluna joulukinkkujen paistinrasvat uusiutuvaksi

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Walz, Flanagan Announce Appointments to Governor’s Council on Biofuels

(Office of Governor Tim Walz)  Governor Tim Walz, Chair of the National Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the following appointments to the Governor’s Council on Biofuels. Walz recently established the Governor's Council on Biofuels by Executive Order 19-35 to

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Shell Starts Recycling Plastics in Louisiana

by Jordan Blum (Houston Chronicle) Royal Dutch Shell said Thursday it has started making petrochemical products from recycled plastic waste to eventually help combat the growing fears that the world is drowning in plastics. The Anglo-Dutch energy giant said it is partnering

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New Jersey Senator Calls for 45Q Probe

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico's Morning Energy)  New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez called on the IRS' watchdog to open an investigation into potentially fraudulent claims for the tax credit to capture carbon, known as 45Q. In a letter dated Nov. 19

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Indonesia Asks Mexico to Develop Palm Oil-Based Biofuel

(Antara News)   Indonesia has invited Mexico to conduct research together to develop palm oil-based biofuel as renewable energy during the third meeting of the Indonesia-Mexico Consultative Committee on Agriculture (CCA) held in Mexico City. At the meeting, held on November

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Spain's Acciona Selected to Build HVO Plant in Paraguay

by Marcelo Teixeira (Reuters)  Spain’s engineering group Acciona SA was selected to build Latin America’s first plant to produce advanced biofuels HVO and SPK in a project that will use technology from U.S. firms Honeywell UOP and Crown Iron Works, Brazil’s

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Algae – Aquaculture Alternative for Omega 3 Needs: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Corbion’s Creations

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) 4.5 billion years ago – that’s when the earth was created. But Corbion is busy creating some life changing things of their own with their food ingredients, biochemicals and innovative biotech platforms. During her presentation at ABLC

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Edible Wood? Bringing Biomass into the Food Chain: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Arbiom’s Wood to Food

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) It’s all about the evolution of food production, according to Arbiom’s Ricardo Ekmay, VP Nutrition & Product Development. During his presentation at ABLC NEXT in San Francisco, Ekmay noted that their technology can bring wood into

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The Values Chain: An Inquiry into How We Create and Capture Value When We Innovate

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A note to my readers: a few weeks back, I was asked to give some remarks at a private meeting of venture capitalists and technology pioneers on the future of wellness, nutrition, agriculture, biotechnology and innovation.

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Verdict’s in for Vertimass: Yep, It’s Commercially Viable

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  From California the jury’s come in for Vertimass. We received word of a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, which summarizes key attributes of Vertimass’ unique technology

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Low Hanging Fruit on the Climate Change Tree: Renewable Fuels in Gas and Diesel Engines

(Diesel Technology Forum) ... As more governors look to California for leadership on climate change, they should look to what’s working in California…and it doesn’t have to do with electric cars, but with use of low-carbon renewable biofuels in internal

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Iowa Smart Agriculture Forum Serves Up Solutions from the Land

(Solutions from the Land) Iowa agriculture, business, academic, government and conservation leaders met in Des Moines on Monday in a forum that began an exploration of the impacts that extreme weather events and changing climatic conditions are having on the

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Potential Energy DC 2019 Winter Pitch Night: A Wide Range of Clean Tech Innovators --- December 4, 2019 --- Washington, DC

PEDC is partnering again with Morgan Lewis to host its 2019 Winter Pitch Night. Mark your calendars for December 4 and secure tickets now for this can't-miss event: the only pitch night dedicated energy and sustainability startups in the DC region. This

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Shell Aviation to Support SkyNRG's Dutch SAF Production Facility Development and Secures Fuel Purchase Option

(GreenAir Online) Shell Aviation has expanded its interests in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) development through an agreement to support SkyNRG’s DSL-01 SAF production plant in Delfzijl, the Netherlands, that is due to be commissioned in 2022. The facility is expected to

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Raizen Q&A: RenovaBio, Brazilian Corn Ethanol and the Importance of Alternative Markets

by Jacques Moss (knect365) Paulo Corte-Real Neves is Ethanol & Oil Products Trading Director at Raizen, a leading Brazilian sugarcane producer jointly owned by Cosan and Royal Dutch Shell. We sat down with him at the World Ethanol & Biofuels conference to

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RFA Review of 2020 Vehicle Models Reveals Good News for E15, Bad News for Flex Fuels

(Renewable Fuels Association) A new analysis of vehicle owner’s manuals and warranty statements by the Renewable Fuels Association reveals that nearly all new 2020 automobiles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15). However, RFA’s

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United Nations' Emissions Gap Report 2019

(United Nations Environment Programme) As the world strives to cut greenhouse gas emissions and limit climate change, it is crucial to track progress towards globally agreed climate goals. For a decade, UNEP’s Emissions Gap Report has compared where greenhouse gas emissions

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Biotech Breakthrough Turns Waste Biomass into High Value Chemicals

(University of Manchester)  A move towards a more sustainable bio-based economy has been given a new boost by researchers who have been able to simplify a process to transform waste materials into high value chemicals. A collaboration between the UK and

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LanzaTech Moves Forward on Sustainable Aviation Scale Up in the USA and Japan

(LanzaTech) Carbon recycling pioneer, LanzaTech, continues to make strides in scaling up its alcohol to jet (ATJ) platform. Commercialization of the ATJ process has been years in the making, starting with the partnership between LanzaTech and the U.S Energy Department’s Pacific

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Biodiesel Content Test for Industries Announced by TestOil

(finanzen.net/PR Newswire/TestOil) TestOil, an industry leader in oil analysis, just announced a new test to determine the biodiesel content in conventional diesel fuel. The test is primarily in response to requests by industrial customers that need to ensure the fuel they

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The Magic behind the Molecules and Materials: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Checkerspot’s Synthetic Biology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) “The measure of how disruptive Synthetic Biology is lies in the applications, the use cases and relevance to consumers,”according to Checkerspot which uses biology and chemistry to generate novel building blocks. Their ingredients include custom oils

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TEA Tornado Plot, Technical Hurdles, and Driving Down MFSP: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to NREL’s Algal Biomass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The commercialization of algae has several challenges, but Lieve M. Laurens from National Renewable Energy Laboratory gave this illuminating presentation at the DOE’s BETO 2019 Project Peer Review that details how they are trying to reduce

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NuSeed Acquires Agrisoma Carinata Assets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Louisiana, longtime industry executive Glenn Johnston said that NuSeed has acquired the carinata assets of Canadian agricultural pioneer Agrisoma. Johnston was speaking at the IATA Sustainable Aviation Fuels Symposium in New Orleans and confirmed that five

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EESI Submits Recommendations to House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute) The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) today submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee on the Climate Crisis an extensive set of policy recommendations for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and addressing climate change. “The Select Committee’s

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3 Chicagoland Fleets Using B20 Rank among 2019’s Top Green Fleets

(Illinois Soybean Association/Biodiesel Magazine) Three Chicago-area fleets rank among the nation’s 25 Top Green Fleets of 2019. Fleets receiving this national recognition are Village of Arlington Heights, Village of Oak Park and the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. The green fleet

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Union Seeks Exemption from Diesel Biofuel Rule

(Press and Journal) The farmers’ union has called for an urgent derogation on the inclusion of biofuel in diesel after insisting farmers and crofters are facing a crisis because of serious issues with agricultural machinery. Farmers, hauliers, fuel suppliers and distributors attended

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Stop the Anti-Ethanol Ridiculousness--An Open Letter Reply to an Unmistakable Editorial Failure

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  This past Saturday, a media outlet called THE ATLANTIC published an anti-ethanol editorial titled "STOP THE ETHANOL MADNESS." ... The following is my rebuttal to him and THE ATLANTIC:  Dear Editors - The anti-ethanol editorial written by

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Governors Ask President Trump to Remove Gasoline’s Deadly Aromatics

(Governors' Biofuels Coalition)  Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem Say Poisonous Aromatics Put Our Health at Risk  --     In a letter to President Trump today, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem asked him

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White House Asks Iowa Senator for Input on Biofuels Policy: Sources

by  Stephanie Kelly, Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  The White House has asked Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley’s office for input on the administration’s latest proposal to boost the ethanol market in 2020, according to two sources familiar with the matter on Friday, after

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BIO Partners with LCFC to Drive Adoption of Low Carbon Fuel Policies

(Biofuels International)  The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) has teamed up with the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition (LCFC) to drive adoption of low carbon fuel policies in the US. Under the new joint initiative, both organisations will work to advance policies that

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Advanced Biofuels: What Holds Them Back?

(International Renewable Energy Agency) Advanced liquid biofuels are a key part of low-carbon transport development to meet emission-reduction targets and international climate commitments. Liquid biofuels, requiring minimal changes to fuel distribution infrastructure or the transport fleet, can be deployed rapidly to

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Oh So Sweet! Amyris’s Look at Farnesene Production from Sugars: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to MegaBio and Farnesene

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Amyris is working on a MegaBio goal. Mega because it’s a big goal – develop a fully integrated and scalable process to produce farnesene from cellulosic sugars at $2 per liter in the U.S. Quinn Mitrovich from Amyris

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Bioenergy DevCo to Purchase Compost Facility, Build AD Plant

(Bioenergy DevCo/Biomass Magazine) Bioenergy DevCo (BDC), a leading global developer of anaerobic digestion facilities that create renewable energy and healthy soil products from organic material, announced Nov. 21 that it has entered a 20-year partnership with Perdue Farms for the supply

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Mining Turned Indonesian Seas Red. The Drive for Greener Cars Could Herald a New Toxic Tide.

by Ian Morse (Washington Post) Now, a growing appetite for electric vehicles is creating new demand for nickel, whose chemical derivatives are increasingly used in cathodes of lithium-ion batteries. But the push for clean energy is coming at an environmental cost to

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Rep. Escobar to Visit Rio Valley Biofuels Plant in El Paso, Texas

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) U.S. Rep. Veronica Escobar, co-sponsor of the Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension Act (H.R. 2089), is scheduled to visit Rio Valley Biofuels, a biodiesel production facility in El Paso, Texas, on Nov. 26. Escobar serves Texas’ 16th

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Calgren Dairy Fuels’ Lagoon Digester Cluster Project: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Pooping Cows Bringing Us Biofuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Methane – we all know there’s too much of it and much of it comes from farting and pooping cows. But Calgren has been doing something about that for years, before cow manure memes became cool.

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Functional Fungus, Amyris’s Secret New Nutritional Ingredient, Bioplastics for Auto Applications, First-ever Hydrogen Powered Train and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of November 22nd

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Christmas decorations are showing up in all the stores already so The Digest figures it’s not too early to talk about the holidays…so forget about the coal powered Polar Express this winter, as the first-ever contract

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Neste Opens an Office in Melbourne, Australia

(Neste) Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel and the 3rd most sustainable company in the world*, strengthens its footprint in renewable feedstock sourcing. The company has opened an office in Melbourne to serve Neste’s waste and residue raw material

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3-year Study Raises Doubts about EVs’ Future

by David Iaconangelo (E&E News/Governors' Biofuels Coalition) ... The future of transportation may be less electric and less shared than some think, and millennials won’t change that, according to a study published yesterday by the MIT Energy Initiative. The initiative’s engineers, economists

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Ethanol Makers Look to New York for New Demand as State Allows E15

by Meghan Gordon (S&P Global Platts) Adoption will be slow as retailers add pumps, tanks; RFA sees up to 50 million gallons in new demand in first year; E15 still banned in larger fuel market California  --  With New York state

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Cellulosic Production Idled Citing EPA Decisions, POET-DSM Converting Cellulose Plant to Research, Development

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer) In another response to EPA's actions regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard, POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels LLC announced Tuesday the company will "pause" production of cellulosic ethanol at its Project Liberty plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels

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Dutch Seaweed-Based Fuel Powers Car to 80 kph in Danish Trial

(Dutch News)  Researchers in Denmark have achieved speeds of up to 80 kph using a car powered by Dutch biofuel made from seaweed. The seaweed fuel was produced by scientists at the TNO research centre in Petten and at Wageningen

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Farm Credit Head: Stabilize Ethanol, Pass USMCA

(The Fence Post/The Hagstrom Report) Farmers need the Trump administration to stabilize the biofuels market and Congress to approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade, Farm Credit Administration Chairman and CEO Glen Smith told the House Agriculture Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit

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Iowa Poll: Despite State Impacts, Registered Republicans Approve of How Trump Has Handled Trade with China

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register) Three-fourths of Iowa's registered Republicans back President Donald Trump’s approach to trade with China, and half say his tariffs have done more to help than harm Iowa agribusiness, a new Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom Iowa Poll shows.  The

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Democrats Unveil Draft of GREEN Act that Includes Extending Biofuel Tax Credits

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures Chairman Mike Thompson (CA-05) and Committee Democrats released a discussion draft of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act. This draft legislation is

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REG Puts $30 Million Seneca Expansion on Hold Due to Tax Credit Extension Delays

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, local press reports that the Renewable Energy Group has decided to halt its $30 million expansion project at its Seneca plant, saying the 22 months since the biodiesel producers tax credit lapsed has left

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Neste Partners with Salesforce to Convert Dreamforce Shuttle Service to Run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel

(Neste) Neste has embarked on a partnership with Salesforce to help reduce the carbon emissions of their annual Dreamforce Conference held in San Francisco 19–22 November 2019. By using Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ in more than 25 of their shuttle buses, Salesforce

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Colorado Business Owner Convicted in $7 Million Biodiesel Tax Credit Fraud Scheme

(U.S. Department of Justice) A federal jury in Denver, Colorado, found Martin Fields guilty yesterday of conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit money laundering, making false claims against the United States, and money laundering, announced Principal Deputy Assistant

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A Planet on Fire: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Red Rock Biofuels’ Call to Action for Aviation Industry

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  “Facing catastrophic problems with the immediacy of wildfire and the sinister creeping of climate change is depressing. It is depressing enough to throw in the towel, to say I can’t make a difference, the problem is

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Direct Air Capture: The Key to Reversing Climate Change

by Graciela Chichilnisky (Global Thermostat)  ...A few companies are building “direct air capture” (DAC) plants that use chemical agents to scrub trace amounts of carbon dioxide from the air, allowing them to sell the gas to industrial customers or bury

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK -- Pete Buttigieg

"American farming should be one of the key pillars of how we combat climate change," candidate, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said during the November 20 debate. "I believe that the quest for the carbon negative farm could be as big a

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Climate Change And Environment Get Little Time In Democratic Debate – Again

(Our Daily Planet) Two hours, ten candidates, four moderators, and less than 10 minutes of serious discussion of climate change in the Democratic Debate last night.  Only four of the ten candidates were asked a direct question or given a chance

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Auburn University at Montgomery Professor Ben Okeke Named Fulbright Scholar

(Auburn University) Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) Distinguished Research Professor of Industrial and Environmental Microbiology Ben Okeke has earned a Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to study sustainable strategies for the production of renewable biodiesel fuels. His research study offers benefits for

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Sec. Perdue Comments on Ethanol and SREs

by Chuck Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) During a visit to the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual convention on Friday, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was asked about EPA’s supplemental proposal to account for small refinery exemptions and to address the concerns of the

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HollyFrontier Corporation Announces New Growth Opportunity and Shareholder Return Initiatives -- Renewable Diesel Unit Growth Project

(HollyFrontier)  ... HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE: HFC) ("HollyFrontier") today (November 18, 2019) announced a series of strategic actions targeting growth, risk management and shareholder returns: a new renewable diesel unit (“RDU”) project, regular dividend annual growth target and a new HollyFrontier

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Velocys Fulfils Order for Biorefinery Project in Japan

(Velocys) Velocys plc (VLS.L) is pleased to announce that it has constructed and now delivered Fischer-Tropsch (FT) reactors and catalyst to Toyo Engineering Corporation (Toyo) for use in a biomass-to-jet fuel demonstration facility in Nagoya, Japan. Toyo is currently constructing the bio-jet

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Etihad and Boeing Unveil the ‘Etihad Greenliner’, to Explore ‘Blue Sky’ Opportunities to Cut CO2 Emissions

(Etihad Airways) Etihad Airways and Boeing today announced a first-of-its-kind ‘eco partnership’, in which a specially-themed Boeing 787 Dreamliner will be used to test products, procedures and initiatives designed to reduce aircraft carbon emissions.   Themed Boeing 787 to assist in

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Better Biofuels with Biomass: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Axens and the BioTfueL Project

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  BioTfueL, originally launched by Total, is a project to produce biofuels via thermochemical conversion and includes several partners that work together on this. Axens Solutions recently spoke at ABLC NEXT about the project, how biomass

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The Role of Chemical Recycling in a Circular Economy and Effective Waste Management

by Zoltan Kish (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)   ... At the same time, we have a tremendous business opportunity to convert waste into usable sustainable products. According to a market study report prepared by Market Insights Reports, the smart waste management market was valued at

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS 42nd Symposium on Biomaterials, Fuels and Chemicals --- April 26-29, 2020 --- New Orleans, LA DEADLINE: December 6, 2019

The Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology announces the premier scientific conference for biotechnological advances for production of biofuels, bioproducts and biomaterials. The 42nd Symposium on Biomaterials, Fuels and Chemicals (SBFC) will be held at the Astor Crowne Plaza in

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RNG 2019 Conference --- December 2-5, 2019 --- Dana Point, CA

Executives from each industry sector will gather for RNG 2019 Conference - the North American Renewable Natural Gas industry's premier annual Conference.  RNG 2019 Conference and networking events will be hosted at the Monarch Beach Resort (Dana Point, CA) - the

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NEW DATE, NEW NAME, NEW FORMAT 10th Annual European Sugar Virtual Conference --- POSTPONED TO September 9, 2020 --- ONLINE

Not the 2020 we anticipated Nothing has shaken up the commodity markets like the covid-19 outbreak in a very long time. Falling food and fuel demand from the pandemic has led to weakening prices across the complex, as well as

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World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit --- March 17-18, 2020 --- San Francisco, CA

Accelerating the Super Evolution of Agriculture through Innovation and Collaboration  -- Launched in London in 2013, and running twice a year in San Francisco and London, the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit has established itself as the most influential meeting place for

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Agriculture in a Changing Climate: What the Future Holds for Iowa --- November 25, 2019 --- Des Moines, IA

Climate variability is a serious threat to many key industries in Iowa, and agriculture is uniquely vulnerable to climate stressors. Through the Iowa Smart Agriculture Initiative, industry leaders from agriculture, business, academics, government and conservation are examining ways to balance

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RNG Advocates Spurned as DC Circuit Upholds EPA Biofuel Refinery Waivers

by Richard Nemec (Natural Gas Intel) The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday upheld the federal government's waivers for small refineries, which allows them to not include minimum renewables volumes in their transportation fuels to

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Ethanol Blog: Senators Ask Trump to Stick to Biofuels Agreement

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) A group of United States senators asked President Donald Trump in a letter on Friday to make sure an EPA proposal to account for small-refinery exemptions to the Renewable Fuel Standard will account for actual

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Like Fine Wine, Smellin’ Fine: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Anellotech’s Aromatics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Fine wine takes time but it’s so worth it when you gather that first aroma of a freshly opened bottle…and Anellotech shows us that the wait is worth it when it comes to technology too.

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Pyrolysis Party and Who’s the Pilot Steering the Ship? BTG and GoodFuels to Invest in World’s 1st Marine Biofuel Refinery Based on Pyrolysis Oil

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  ... In the Netherlands, BTG and GoodFuels are preparing for major investment in a new biorefinery to support shipping’s low carbon fuels demands. Biomass technology group BTG will set up a new company that can convert

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France to End Tax Breaks for Palm Oil in Biofuel

by Elizabeth Pineau (Reuters) France’s parliament on Friday voted to remove tax breaks for the use of palm oil as a biofuel, a day after a ruling in favour of maintaining the advantage led to howls of protests from environmentalists. A large

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Advanced Biofuels USA’s Presentation to Maryland’s Commission on Climate Change Mitigation Work Group on Benefits of Biofuels in Climate Change Mitigation Plan

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA) Maryland’s Commission on Climate Change advises the state’s Governor and General Assembly “on ways to mitigate the causes of, prepare for, and adapt to the consequences of climate change.” The MCCC is chaired by Maryland

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California and Nearly Two Dozen Other States Sue Trump Administration for the Right to Set Fuel-Efficiency Standards

by Brady Dennis and Juliet Eilperin (Washington Post)  Lawsuit marks the latest in an escalating fight over one of the nation’s biggest sources of greenhouse gas emissions. -- California and 22 other states sued the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday,

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“The Thing to Remember Is that It’s Agriculture.” Manta's New Way to Think about Algal Biofuel

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Not only is the Manta Biofuel system a way to grow, harvest and process algae into oil that can be used for heating or powering heavy duty engines or ocean-going vessels, or as a

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WEBINAR: Exploring Environmental Communications as a Career --- November 22, 2019

Curious about how to get started as an environmental storyteller? The team at Island Press' Urban Resilience Project (URP) is hosting a webinar on Friday, Nov. 22 to connect with students who want to learn more about journalism and environmental

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Congress Now Offers Venues for Ag to Address Threats from a Changing Climate

(Solutions from the Land) The testimony of SfL Co-Chair Fred Yoder before the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis (HSCCC) two weeks ago represented an early opportunity for farmers, ranchers and forestland owners to advance proven, pragmatic and practical solutions

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U.S. Grains Council, Taiwan Delegation Visit Flint Hills Resources Fairmont Ethanol Plant

(Clay County News) On Oct. 23, the Flint Hills Resources Fairmont ethanol plant hosted representatives from the U.S. Grains Council, the Nebraska Corn Board, the Nebraska Ethanol Board, the Nebraska Department of Agriculture and a delegation of feed ingredients buyers from Taiwan.

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EU Bank Launches Ambitious New Climate Strategy and Energy Lending Policy

(European Investment Bank) The EIB will end financing for fossil fuel energy projects from the end of 2021; Future financing will accelerate clean energy innovation, energy efficiency and renewables; EIB Group financing will unlock EUR 1 trillion of climate action

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The Trouble with Biofuels

by Clair L. Jarvis:  ... Perhaps the most interesting thing about the expansion of the biofuels industry — as a share of the fuel market and a lobbying power — is that the general public hasn’t really noticed. Compared with fracking

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EPA Small Refinery Exemptions in the Renewable Fuel Standard Explained

(U.S. Department of Energy Energy Information Administration) ... The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandates the amount of renewable fuels refineres must blend into the U.S. transportation fuel supply. As part of the RFS program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can grant

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Rep. Welch, Sen. Udall Introduce Legislation to Reform the Renewable Fuel Standard to Benefit the Environment

(Office of Representative Peter Welch (D-VT))  Bill would phase out corn ethanol mandate, reverse tide of habitat destruction, and boost the mandate for advanced biofuels that reduce greenhouse gases  -- Today (November 14, 2019), Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) introduced

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Brazil to Boost Biodiesel Blend to 15% by 2023, Helping Soy Demand

by Marcelo Teixeira (Reuters) Brazil is poised to increase for the second time in less than a year the minimum amount of biodiesel to be blended into diesel fuel and to follow up with increases of 1 percentage point a year

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Gevo Enters into a Fuel Sales Agreement with Scandinavian Airline System for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Gevo)  Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO), a leading renewable fuels and chemicals manufacturer, announced today it has signed a Fuel Sales Agreement with Scandinavian Airline System (“SAS”) to produce and supply sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) for use and distribution in low

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Mitsui to Invest in Chinese Next-Generation Ethanol Producer and Promote SAF Production Business

(Mitsui)  Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui", Head office: Tokyo, President and CEO: Tatsuo Yasunaga), has resolved to acquire an equity interest in China-based next-generation ethanol producer Beijing Shougang LanzaTech New Energy Technology (SGLT). After obtaining the appropriate licenses and permissions, Mitsui

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17 Trillion Pounds of Plastic – How Much Is Biodegradable?: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Algenesis’ Algae Polymers

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Science by Nature and Nature by Science is what it’s all about for Algenesis. Their goal is for 100% renewable, biodegradable, recyclable polyurethane that can be used for everything from flip flops to surfboards. Michael Burkart

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Hollywood Sends Materials to Anaerobic Digester, Poop to Paper, Hydrogen from Seawater, Kanye’s algae foam kicks, Hellman’s seaweedSsachets, and More: The Digest’s Top 10 Innovations for the Week of November 15th

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Even Hollywood is going green these days with the latest Bond movie sending 30 tons of food and biodegradable materials to anaerobic digester to generate electricity! And elephant poop is getting turned into upscale stationary paper.

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NASCAR, American Ethanol Celebrate Significant Milestone Together

(NASCAR)  On top of the exhilarating and exciting racing taking place this weekend at Phoenix to solidify the Championship 4 in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Playoffs, American Ethanol has something to celebrate, too. NASCAR is surpassing 15 million miles

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ANA Receives Passenger Jet via Delivery Flight Powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Biofuels International)  Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) has received its latest passenger aircraft from the US via a delivery flight that was powered with a blend of jet fuel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The brand new Boeing 777-300ER

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In Surprise Move, Brazil Has Removed Restrictions on Amazon Sugarcane Production

by Naira Hofmeister (Mongabay) -Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has signed a decree revoking a zoning regulation for the sugarcane industry, effectively allowing for cultivation of the crop in the Amazon and other areas of primary forest. -The measure is controversial because

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How to Make Better Biofuels? Convince Yeast It’s Not Starving

by Adam Hadhazy (Princeton University) Yeast already helps make bread and beer and cranks out the biofuel ethanol, but scientists believe it can be used to create an even more efficient fuel called isobutanol. Normally, yeast only creates a tiny amount

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Gevo Discusses Plans for Low-Carbon Ethanol, RNG

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Gevo Inc. released third quarter financial results on Nov. 12, highlighting plans to sell low-carbon ethanol into the California marketplace, develop a 1 MMgy hydrocarbon plant and implement renewable natural gas (RNG) and wind energy

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Fuels Institute Resource Helps Navigate Biofuel Regulations -- The Report Helps Retailers Better Understand Their Responsibilities.

(National Association of Convenience Stores) Biofuels are playing an increasingly important role in the U.S. fuel supply due to a combination of regulatory programs, market developments and technological advancements, but navigating the federal requirements pertaining to the storage and dispensing of

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New Bioenergy Roadmap to Grow Emerging Energy Source

(Office of The Hon Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction) The Liberal National Government has announced the development of a new roadmap to enhance the growth of Australia’s bioenergy sector and identify the role bioenergy can play in

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40% Biomass Boost for Bioethanol: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Aequor’s Green Chemistry

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A Wonder Woman Power Duo spoke at the recent ABLC NEXTin San Francisco and in case you missed it, this is one presentation you won’t want to miss. It’s got the goods on green chemicals

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Top 5 Tips How to Fund Your Project

by CJ Evans (American Diversified Energy Consulting Services and Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition)  ... There is more than $54 billion available in funding and loan authority from the federal government. This funding supports each of the nine Technology Readiness

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Southern Hemisphere Spring Meetings in Brazil: Sugar, Ethanol, Biogas and Biodiesel—Whew!

by Cácia Pimentel* (Advanced Biofuels USA)   Brazilian Biofuels Market players have been busy in the past days, with various seminars and forums organized to discuss the economic and technological development of the sector. Brazil is well known for its clean

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Maryland Environmental Service, Bioenergy DevCo Sign Agreement

(Maryland Environmental Service/Biomass Magazine) Maryland Environmental Service announced Oct. 28 it has entered into an agreement with Bioenergy DevCo (BDC). MES, a state-owned not-for-profit, will provide extensive operational expertise to BDC as it designs, sites, constructs, permits, and subsequently operates two

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Department of Energy Announces 2019 U.S. Clean Energy Education & Empowerment Awardees

(C3E Awards) Tomorrow, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will recognize nine accomplished women for their achievements and leadership in clean energy as part of the U.S Clean Energy Education & Empowerment (C3E) Initiative. The winners of the 2019 U.S. C3E awards, which

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World's Largest "Green" Hydrogen Pilot Facility Commences Operation

by Mary Page Bailey (Chemical Engineering) What is currently the world’s largest pilot plant for the CO2-neutral production of hydrogen has successfully commenced operation at the Linz site of voestalpine AG (Linz, Austria; www.voestalpine.com), simultaneously setting an international milestone in the advancement

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Hyundai, Nikola and Toyota Start to Build the Hydrogen Highway

by Jerry Hirsch (Trucks) Hyundai Motor Co. has an ambitious plan to wean the global trucking industry from fossil fuels by creating green commercial trucks with the same power and range as their diesel counterparts. The South Korean automaker unveiled the cornerstone

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GA-EMS to Develop On-Demand Hydrogen Generation Tech for US Army

(Army Technology) General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) has received a two-year contract from the US Army to develop a prototype high-pressure hydrogen generation system. The hydrogen generation system will be used by the army for refuelling hydrogen vehicles in the battlefield. The contract

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New Catalyst Efficiently Produces Hydrogen from Seawater

by Jeannie Kever (University of Houston)  Holds Promise for Large-Scale Hydrogen Production, Desalination  -- Seawater is one of the most abundant resources on earth, offering promise both as a source of hydrogen – desirable as a source of clean energy –

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Oil Heat Institute Is Now Energy Marketers Association of Rhode Island

(Energy Marketers Association of Rhode Island)  Association rebrands to better reflect industry’s evolving heating fuels market  -- The Oil Heat Institute of Rhode Island (OHIRI) has changed its name to the Energy Marketers Association of Rhode Island (EMARI). The trade group’s

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Neste’s IMO 2020 Low-Sulfur Marine Fuel Available in Germany

(Neste Corp./Biodiesel Magazine) Neste and the German BMT Bunker und Mineralöltransport GmbH have signed a partner agreement concerning distribution and sales of Neste Marine 0.5. This new marine fuel, containing maximum 0.5 percent sulfur, has been available in Bremerhaven, Germany, since the

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Plans for £150m UK Bio-Resources-to-Fuel Facility Approved

(Bioenergy Insight)  Plans to build the UK’s first commercial-scale Bio-Substitute Natural Gas (BioSNG) plant have been approved by the council. Cheshire West & Chester Council’s planning committee gave the green light to the £150 million (€174.2 million) project at Peel

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK -- Charlotte Morton

“If the investment currently put into shale gas extraction was redirected to biogas production, we could make a major leap forward in achieving net zero emissions targets whilst helping meet the UK’s energy needs and developing an invaluable asset for

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Biogas Is a ‘Viable, Renewable’ Alternative to Shale Gas, says ADBA

(Bioenergy Insight)  The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) is urging the UK Government to consider biogas as a viable alternative to shale gas following the ‘indefinite suspension’ of fracking across England, Scotland and Wales. Fracking - the process of injecting

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Swedish Shipping Firm Terntank Orders Two Biogas Tankers

(Bioenergy Insight)  Swedish shipping company Terntank has ordered two liquefied biogas (LBG)/liquefied natural gas- (LNG) powered tankers from AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding in China. The newly-built tankers were designed by Kongsberg (ex-Rolls-Royce) and will be in operation in the Baltic Sea

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UP Govt to Set up Biofuel Plants to Address Issue of Stubble Burning

by Virendra Singh Rawat (Business Standard) Will set up 1-2 biofuel plants in all 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh -- With the Supreme Court recently directing Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to prevent their farmers from stubble burning owing to the severe dip

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ECB Group Hires UBS, Barclays as Financial Advisors for Large HVO Plant

by Marcelo Teixeira (Reuters) Brazil’s ECB Group said on Monday it has hired banks UBS and Barclays to act as financial advisors for the funding of Latin America’s first large-scale plant to produce renewable fuels HVO and SPK. ECB plans to start

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NBB Releases New Report on the Importance of the Biodiesel Tax Incentive

(National Biodiesel Board)  The tax incentive is crucial to continued growth of the U.S. biodiesel industry  --  Today (November 12, 2019), the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) released a new report, "The Importance of the Biodiesel Tax Credit," showing how the emerging

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Sunway Hotels & Resorts Converts Used Cooking Oil into Biodiesel Through Partnership with Fathopes Energy

(Market Insider/Sunway Hotels & Resorts) Sunway Hotels & Resorts, the hospitality division of Malaysian conglomerate Sunway Group, partners with FatHopes Energy for the recycling of its used cooking oil into biodiesel, taking another significant step on its commitment towards a sustainable

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Formula 1 Announces Plan to Be Net Zero Carbon by 2030

(Formula 1)  ... Being at the forefront of automotive innovation gives Formula 1 a global platform to accelerate progress and develop technologies that reduce and eliminate carbon emissions from the current internal combustion engine (ICE). The hybrid power unit will play

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Never Knowingly Undersoiled – John Lewis Trucks to Run on Cow Manure

by Jillian Ambrose (The Guardian)  Retailer’s fleets will use carbon neutral renewable biomethane  -- Hundreds of John Lewis delivery trucks will begin running on cow power from 2021 as the retailer weans its fleet off polluting diesel fuel and switches to

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UNIDO Rolls out 500,000 Clean Cook Stoves in Dar es Salaam

(United Nations Industrial Development Organization) The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and its partners initiated the roll-out of 500,000 ethanol cook stoves to households in various wards of Dar es Salaam. Speaking on behalf of the District Commissioner for Ilala, the

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Are We There Yet? No, Really, Mom, Are We There Yet?: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to the Latest SAF News from Airlines for America

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What we need right now is CORSIA and “a significant infusion of sustainable aviation fuels,” according to Nancy Young, VP of Environment for Airlines for America. During her presentation at ABLC NEXT in San Francisco,

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Nominations Open for the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy 2020 DEADLINE: November 29, 2019

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Out of thousands of eligible organizations, who will make the Hot 50– who will get your vote?  In Florida, The Digest announced the official opening of nominations for the 50 Hottest Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy for

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Indonesia Set to Sue European Union to WTO

(Tempo.co) Minister of Trade Agus Suparmanto affirmed that Indonesia would file a lawsuit against the European Union (EU) to the World Trade Organization (WTO) this year. The suit would be lodged following the EU's plan to ban the use of crude palm oil

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Entrepreneur Aims to ‘Revolutionize the Range’ with Pelleted Feed

by Candace Krebs (Ag Journal)  ... The company he (Dusty Turner) founded, MasterHand Milling, makes an extruded pellet from dried distillers grains, commonly referred to as DDGs. Distillers grains are a byproduct of ethanol production, the process by which corn is turned

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How Iowans Drove The National Debate On Carbon Farming

by Isabella Murray (Iowa Starting Line)  ... (Beto) O’Rourke had read a guest op-ed by Leonard and Matt Russell, executive director of Interfaith Power and Light — a group that pushes for faith-based solutions to climate change — in the New York Times

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Senate Democrats Assail Trump’s $16B Bailout for Farmers

by Steve Karnowski (Associated Press/ABC News) President Donald Trump’s $16 billion bailout package for farmers hurt by the trade war with China unfairly benefits the South at the expense of the North and wealthy producers over smaller farms, Democratic senators

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Court Dismisses ABFA’s Petition for Review of EPA SRE Methodology

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Nov. 12 dismissed a petition for review filed by the Advanced Biofuels Association challenging the U.S. EPA’s methodology for granting small refinery exemptions (SREs). The

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EPA Grants Request for Reconsideration of Title V Ethanol Rule

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. EPA announced Nov. 6 it is granting a request for reconsideration filed by the National Resource Defense Council in March 2009 related to the agency’s exclusion of ethanol plants from Title V permitting

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Biofuel Producers Make Significant Gains in Efficiency, Productivity and Conservation, Argonne Survey Shows

(U.S. Department of Energy Newswise)  Survey results conclude that there have been significant improvements in energy efficiency and water conservation.  -- The nation’s biofuel producers have made significant gains in both energy efficiency and water conservation in recent years, according to

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Chinese Demand Heats up Brazil’s Ethanol Industry

by Sarita Reed and Vincius Fontana  (Future Fuel Strategies/China Dialogue) There are 332 million cars on the road in China, more than anywhere in the world. Most run on pure petrol, but from next year Chinese fuel companies will add 10% ethanol,

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EU Regulations Will Incentivise Higher Ethanol Consumption in 2020

by Jacques Moss (KNect365) 2020 is likely to prove a strong year for the European ethanol industry, as member states leave headroom for a cap on crop-based biofuels consumption which will limit volumes to 2020 levels over the course of

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UK Leading Consumer Delivery Specialist Adds 42 NGVs to Green Fleet

(CNG Fuels/NGV Journal)  A total of 42 Iveco Stralis CNG tractor units will be added to the operation over the coming weeks, taking the total to 72 across the Hermes’ fleet. Once introduced, the new vehicles will account for more than

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Wes Amelie Will Be the World’s First Vessel to Run on Synthetic LNG

(MAN Energy Solutions/NGV Journal) MAN Energy Solutions and Wessels Marine GmbH have announced a technical showcase whereby the 2017-retrofitted ‘Wes Amelie’, a 1,036-teu feeder container ship, will use liquefied synthetic natural gas (SNG) produced from renewable electrical energy as drop-in fuel.

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Making the Carbon Tax Pitch

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico's Morning Energy)  More than 800 volunteers across the U.S. will be on Capitol Hill today to meet with lawmakers on the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, H.R. 763 (116), on behalf of the Citizens' Climate

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France's Avril to Drop Palm Oil May Sell Sites in Biodiesel Revamp

by Gus Trompiz (Reuters/Successful Farmer) French oilseed group Avril may sell two processing factories and plans to stop using imported palm oil as it attempts to turn around its loss-making biodiesel division. The group's Saipol unit, which produces vegetable oil and biodiesel fuel,

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IOC Gets Green Nod for 2G Ethanol Plant in Panipat

(Economic Times) The IOCL had submitted a proposal seeking environment clearance for its proposed 100 KLPD Ligno-Cellulosic 2G ethanol plant at Baholi in Panipat district of Haryana. ... He (Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar) also said that the project would help in achieving

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